A Print for Ukraine
Each Friday I post a discounted image for sale to benefit the children of Ukraine.
All proceeds from the sale of A Print for Ukraine are donated.
For my 48th weekly print for Ukraine I present to you a view of the Bealach na Bà (the Pass of the Cattle), a famous road in the Applecross Peninsula of the Western Highlands of Scotland. Most often referred to simply as "the Bealach"(pronounced bah-loch), the road was built in 1822, undoubtedly following an ancient footpath used for centuries by cattle drovers, travelers, brigands and scalawags of one sort or another. It was paved in 1950 and today consists of 11 miles of single-lane road with numerous switchbacks. If two cars approach from opposite directions someone has to give and pull into one of the small laybys, called "passing places," built especially for this purpose. (This could mean driving in reverse to find the nearest one, a potentially daunting prospect to all but the most confidant of motorists!) The Bealach rises just over 2000 feet from sea level and, with grades as much as 17%, is the steepest road in the UK. This view is toward the East from near the Bealach's peak. The body of water in the distance is Loch Kishorn. Through Thursday February 9, all proceeds from the sale of The Bealach go to the Ukraine Children's Action Project for the benefit of Ukrainian children.